Welcome Southern Idaho Senior Planning Council
 

IdCPCYou've come to the right place if you are looking for solutions to the challenges that face your aging loved ones. If you are in a crisis or if you are simply looking for an answer to a question, we can help.

Members of our council have "been there and done that" many times, not only with our own loved ones but on countless occasions with members of the community. We assist individuals in the community who can't seem to find what they are looking for even after numerous phone calls and exhaustive internet searches. Through our experience we have developed a well-deserved motto; which is "Difficult Problems – Clear Solutions."

The members of our council represent a wealth of information, knowledge and advice to help you with eldercare issues or generally with any issues aging seniors face. Perhaps you are looking for sources of funds to help you pay for unforeseen expenses, or for help with veterans benefits, or understanding services provided by Medicare and Medicaid. Maybe you need someone to assist you in the home or provide maintenance or yard care or maybe you need advice on finding a long term care community for you or a loved one. Maybe you need legal work, or financial planning or home care services or tax advice or advice on dealing with other members of the family in a caregiving situation. We can provide all of that and much more.

You can either attend one of our many educational workshops in the community or you can call us or email us for free advice or assistance. We operate as a one-stop shopping service for assisting families who have aging seniors. This is a community service and as a council we do not operate as a for-profit enterprise. We want to help you in any way we can. Please feel free to contact us.

monthly Planning For Eldercare Article

What is the Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease?

February 6, 2015

Understanding the differences between Alzheimer's and dementia can be confusing. The terms and definitions of these conditions are frequently thought to be interchangeable as patients, families and caregivers come to believe that one simply means the other. Doctors and other healthcare professionals have even been known to contribute to this confusion as they tend to prefer using the word "dementia" when "Alzheimer's Disease" (AD) is the appropriate diagnosis. "Dementia" simply sounds less frightening.

According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), "Dementia is a brain disorder that affects communication and performance of daily activities and Alzheimer's disease is a form of dementia that specifically affects parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language.

In other words, Alzheimer's is a specific brain disease.  It progressively destroys brain cells causing serious issues with memory, thinking and behavior. Alzheimer's disease is particularly common in aging people and is the most common cause of dementia.

On the other hand, when an individual has dementia they are dealing with a set of unhealthy symptoms that affect the brain. It is often difficult to pinpoint exactly what is causing dementia beyond old age and frailty. This is similar to a headache. There is an obvious "ache" yet it is not instantly understood what is causing it.

Examining dementia and Alzheimer's disease separately can help breakdown the differences.

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Ron J Sanders

Ron Sanders
Council Director
Sacks Group, Inc.

Phone: (208) 853-8101

Estate Planning

Mark Wight
Idaho Estate Planning

Phone: (208) 939-7658

Kyle Buck

Kyle Buck
Affinity Mortgage

Phone: (208) 573-5150

The Care Management Team

The Care Management Team
Mark J. Fuller MSN, RN

Phone: (208) 344-3993

 
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eldercare workshops

The council offers eldercare workshops for businesses and organizations. These workshops cover various eldercare services and can be tailored to meet your needs, from a 20 minute lunch meeting to a one hour seminar.

Below is a list of our workshops. Click on the title of your choice for a preview. If you would like to schedule a workshop presentation contact us at:

Phone: (208) 853-8101

About the State Care Planning Council
Home Health Care and Hospice Services
Non-Medical Home Care Services
Home Maintenance Handicap Remodeling
Elder Law and Medicaid Advice
Seniors Relocation & Downsizing Services
Care Management Services
Long Term Care Benefits for Veterans
Financial Planning For Long Term Care
Understanding Reverse Mortgages
Understanding the Need for Estate Planning
Understanding Geriatric Medical Care